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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caldera's Hop Hash Ale is a partnership with Hopunion, LLC. Hop Hash is like a breakfast hash, but mashing different hop varieties instead of meat, potatoes and spices--a twist on the American-Style Strong Pale Ale using pure lupulin for bitterness, taste and aroma. This ale gets its name from pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line. Lupulin is the glandular powder separated from the strobiles of the Humulus Lupulus (hops) plant.

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 08-21-2011)
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anjah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-27-2013 04:51:07 | More by anjah
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hardrock

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-26-2013 01:10:24 | More by hardrock
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-05-2013 02:47:51 | More by durlta
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-03-2013 01:17:09 | More by Pensfan0782
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2013 21:38:23 | More by chugamugofsud
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow orange citrus hops. In the taste, a dryer orange citrus hop and a nice malt balance. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness of orange citrus and somewhat malty. Nice hops with balance, fresh and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 21:08:32 | More by OWSLEY069
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-13-2013 23:36:13 | More by Hopmodium
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the House of 1,000 beers. Brewed once so it must have been bottled in March of last year making this bottle 10 months old. Peeling back the tag the original price was 15 so no wonder it didn't sell.

A - Not an exposition of carbonation but much more than I expected. Got a solid 1/4 inch of opaque colored head atop of a hazy deep amber brown beer. In the glass it's still very alive with a constant stream of bubbles from the base.

S - Actual quite juicy still with grapefruit hops and musky caramel bread base. Some herbal sort of hop smells as well.

T - Kind of acidic with faded sharp pine hops, malt balance and some hops clinging to the back of the palate. Kind of a dirty muddled hop profile with a touch of herbal bitterness which actually reminds me of aspirin. In other words not great.

M - Light to heavy, somewhat chewy, still quite bitter.

Overall I was surprised to see these hops still alive even after the expected 6 months expiration but that doesn't mean it's a great beer. Very bitter, herbal, and medicine like this one is worth passing on even for 5 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 22:27:57 | More by DrDemento456
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MrT1979


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2013 04:06:59 | More by MrT1979
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-08-2013 06:38:55 | More by marct
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this out when back home in NC, we get some Caldera stuff here in OK, but not this one...

Pours amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, orange peel & grapefruit. Easily the best aspect of this beer

T: Grapefruit, orange rind, some caramel & a touch of aspirin up front. Herbal & woody hops as this warms, grapefruit rind & more aspirin & then some leafy hops & a little bit of pear fruittyness. Finishes with piney bitterness with some lemon & orange zest & astringency & dryness, plus some biscuitty malt

MF: Creamy with medium body that thins as this warms. A bit more malt profile would've helped with balance

Nothing to get excited about here, was hoping for more

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:36:06 | More by russpowell
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rmehughes

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2013 23:58:59 | More by rmehughes
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-01-2013 04:44:01 | More by fox227
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Spikester

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From John's Market in PDX. Pours a clear copper with three fingers of off white head. Lacings are plentiful. Aroma is resiney pine, some citrus, and bread notes. Taste is white grapefruit, leather, and a big push from the malts help the tongue deal with the hop oil resinous bitterness. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Medium dry bitter finish. Still a bit of foam at the bottom of the glass. Overall a fine beer but maybe a bit too bitter for most Pale Ale fans. Close to an Imperial Pale Ale IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 08:06:39 | More by Spikester
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-03-2012 17:41:23 | More by Lantern
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

10-24-2012 21:43:35 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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gtcrispy

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-23-2012 18:49:00 | More by gtcrispy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a deep orange color with a nice looking white foam on top. The lacing and retention were decent on this beer. The smell of it was a mixture of hoppy aroma's ranging from earthy to resin-like. I felt that the aroma was a little underwhelming. The taste is decent, it's bitter for sure and there is a bit of malt in there to balance the beer out a little bit. I feel that it's just a little one dimensional in the taste. The mouthfeel of the beer was good, it had a solid medium body, it was nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall this beer wasn't bad, but not one of my favorite in the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 13:06:35 | More by Knapp85
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-07-2012 02:38:09 | More by Archemedies
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scantonio

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-06-2012 06:41:59 | More by scantonio
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-03-2012 19:52:06 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-15-2012 10:41:31 | More by beernads
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a huge layer of thick, dense, off white head

S - citrus with a faint bread aroma

T - pine, bread, citrus, pineapple, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is rather solid, refreshing, easy to drink pale ale. It has a great hoppy character with a balanced malt. This is a solid offering from Caldera.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 14:20:10 | More by tdm168
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thick off-white head. Great head retention.

Has a very citrusy hop aroma along with a little bit of dankness. A little bit of caramel and biscuit malt as well.

Taste is a great balance between malt and hops. Great earthy citrus quickly followed by biscuit and toasted malt. No one flavor really overpowers the other and the balance is really outstanding. Bitterness is high and it leads to a crisp, clean finish. Nice full mouthfeel.

I am really impressed by this beer. It is not a humungous hop bomb but more of a balanced IPA. Would like to have again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:56:34 | More by rangerred
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2012 22:04:03 | More by avaldivia
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
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